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MS Degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning

Course Fees

Cost per Credit
$450 per credit hour

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The Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) is intended to prepare students for careers in the areas of instructional design, training and development, e-learning, workplace performance improvement, organizational development, program evaluation, and performance consulting. See the application procedure.

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OPWL MS Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Credits
Core Credits
OPWL 529 Needs Assessment 4  
OPWL 530 Evaluation 4  
OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning 4  
OPWL 536 Foundations of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning 4  
OPWL 537 Instructional Design 4  
OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement 4  
Total Core Credits 24
Thesis Option
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations 3  
OPWL 532 Ethnographic Research in Organizations 3  
OPWL 593 Thesis (Oral defense required) 6  
Portfolio Option
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations
OR
OPWL 532 Ethnographic Research in Organizations
3  
Electives 8  
OPWL 592 Portfolio (Oral Defense required) 1  
Total Thesis or Portfolio Option Credits 12
Total 36

Electives

Appropriate electives should be selected by the student and his/her advisor based on an evaluation of the student’s educational and professional goals.

Electives Credits
OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development 3
OPWL 525 E-learning Principles and Practices 3
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations 3
OPWL 532 Ethnographic Research in Organizations 3
OPWL 547 Advanced Instructional Design for the Workplace 3
OPWL 550 Blended Learning for Performance Improvement 3
OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design 3
OPWL 577 Change Management 3
OPWL 578 Designing Sustainable Organizations 3
OPWL 585 Selected Topics: Thinking in Systems 1
OPWL 586 Selected Topics: Professional Ethics 1
OPWL 587 Selected Topics: Evidence Based Practice 1
OPWL 588 Selected Topics: Library Skills for Research 1
OPWL 589 Selected Topics: Virtual Teams 1
OPWL 590 Practicum/Internship variable
OPWL 593 Thesis (Oral defense required) 6
OPWL 595 Readings and Conference variable
OPWL 596 Independent Study variable